David J. Murphy, 84, of Belmont and formerly of Peabody, passed on Friday, April 28, 2023, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington surrounded by the love of his family. David was born in Salem, MA on October 19, 1938, to the late David G. and Catherine F. (Ahearn) Murphy. David was raised and educated in Peabody and graduated from Peabody Veteran’s Memorial High School with his class of 1957. Upon graduation, David enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Guam, where he was appointed to U.S. Naval Ships. During his active duty, David was apprenticed as an Electrician on these ships. After returning from active duty, David became a Master Electrician and started his long career as the owner of Murphy Electric. He was a proud member of The Local 103 in Boston. A man of faith, David was very active with his church, St. Luke’s Parish in Belmont and a longtime member of the Knight of Columbus, Council 332 in Belmont. During his spare time, David enjoyed ancestry research, volunteering at The Archives in Boston and camping, however his greatest passion was being in the company of his family.
David was the beloved husband of the late Trina M. (Nelson) Murphy and is survived by their loving son, Kenneth W. Murphy and his wife Liz of Billerica, their cherished grandchildren, Margaret, Nelson and Megan and his loving sisters, Elaine C. Plackis of Levittown, NY, Judith A. Giamberardino and her husband Peter of Windham, NH, Kathleen I. Cusato of Peabody and Ruth F. Aliferis of Windham, NH as well as many nieces and nephews. David was predeceased by his son, Richard D. Murphy and his brother in laws, Nicholas Plackis, Ronald Cusato and William Aliferis.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend David’s Funeral Mass on Friday morning, May 5th at 11 o’clock to be celebrated in St. Mary’s Parish, 94 Andover Street, Georgetown. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 to 7pm in the Conte – Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. For those who wish, Dave may be remembered through donations to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284 or to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601. For funeral home directions, florists or to share a memory of David with his family, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com
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